Jesus’ keynote address to the core disciples is foundational to healthy and fruitful ministry. “Then Jesus came to them and said, ‘All authority in heaven and on earth has been given to me. Therefore go and make disciples of all nations, baptizing them in the name of the Father and of the Son and of the Holy Spirit, and teaching them to obey everything I have commanded you. And surely I am with you always, to the very end of the age’ ” (Matthew 28:18-20). The Great Commission includes the six components are needed to develop a great story: who, what, when, where, how, and why.
Who – “you”
What – “make disciples”
When – “always, to the very end of the age”
Where – “all nations”
How – “baptizing them” and “teaching them”
Why – “to obey everything I have commanded”
The modern emphasis of the church in obeying the Great Commission has been to “go.” However, the central imperative is to “make disciples.” “Go(ing)” is part of normal life. “Go” is an aorist passive deponent participle in the original Greek text. A literal translation could be “in your going.” “Go(ing)” was the natural order of Jesus’ day as it is now. People would go to the synagogue, the market, or even to the Sea of Galilee to fish. When one becomes a believer, he immediately begins a journey called the Great Commission. Jesus said, “in going, make disciples.” In going to work, make disciples; in going to church, make disciples; in all going, make disciples.
The ultimate challenge in every generation of the church is to make disciples. While every culture has its obstacles, the imperative remains to win, build, and send disciples – disciplined followers of Jesus Christ.
The goal of Mountain Movers International is to equip the church to make disciples using the three-fold philosophy of “Win, Build, Send.” Win, build, and send is grounded in Matthew 28:19,20. Yet, Jesus spoke of this earlier: ” ‘Come, follow me,’ … ‘and I will make you fishers of men’ ” (Matthew 4:19). Christians are called to win, build, and send.
Mountain Mover’s organizational structure is built around this mission.